THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Brings a Michigan Premier at The Dio!

The Dio - Dining & Entertainment, Livingston County's professional, award winning dinner theatre, is very excited to present the Michigan premier of The Bridges of Madison County The Musical directed by Steve DeBruyne with musical direction by Brian E. Buckner.

Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman, The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question" "What if...?" Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life.

The Bridges of Madison County stars New York's Jon McHatton as Robert Kincaid, and Michigan's Marlene Inman as Francesca Johnson, and features additional performances by Anne Bauman, Molly Cunningham, Steve DeBruyne, James Fischer, Andrew Gorney, Madison Merlanti, Dan Morrison, Luciana Piazza, Derek Ridge, JuliAnne Roberts, Carrie Jay Sayer and Jared Schneider.

Performances take place at The Dio, 177 E. Main Street, Pinckney Michigan, 48169 from April 7 through May 21, 2017, Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. There will be one Thursday evening performance on April 6 and one Thursday matinee on May 18.

All tickets include dinner, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. The menu for The Bridges of Madison County includes Caesar salad and homemade breadsticks, fresh spring vegetables sautéed in garlic butter, pasta primavera with fresh veggies and herbs in a light garlic tomato basil sauce, Italian sausage cooked to perfection and mixed with green peppers and onions and our signature fried boneless chicken, hand breaded and fried golden brown, plus dessert.

Please note that The Bridges of Madison County contains mature content, and is not intended for audiences under 16.

Tickets for all performances are available now and may be purchased by visiting or by calling (517) 672-6009. Seating is limited. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

The Dio - Dining & Entertainment

177 E. Main Street
Pinckney MI, 48169

(517) 672-6009

Performance Dates and Times:

*Arrive for evening performances between 6:15pm and 6:45pm for dinner service.

**Arrive for matinee performances between 12:15pm and 12:45pm for lunch service.

Thursday, April 6 - evening (Preview Performance)

Friday, April 7 - evening (Official Opening Night)

Saturday, April 8 - evening

Sunday, April 9 - matinee

Friday, April 14 - evening

Saturday, April 15 - evening

Friday, April 21 - evening

Saturday, April 22 - evening

Sunday, April 23 - matinee

Friday, April 28 - evening

Saturday, April 29 - evening

Sunday, April 30 - matinee

Friday, May 5 - evening

Saturday, May 6 - evening

Sunday, May 7 - evening

Friday, May 12 - evening

Saturday, May 13 - evening

Sunday, May 14 - matinee

Thursday, May 18 - matinee

Friday, May 19 - evening

Saturday, May 20 - evening

Sunday, May 21 - matinee

Ticket Prices:

*Tickets include dinner, dessert, non-alcoholic beverages, tax and the show.
**Tip not included.

Adults - $42

Seniors (60+) - $39

Students - $39

Children (13 and under) - $38

Groups (20+) - $38


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